Feb 20, 2012

Bandage Dress: Herve Leger vs. French Connection

Herve Leger $1050
For the longest time, I have been wanting to buy a Herve Leger bandage dress, but always thought to myself when am I going to wear it. As I am trying to be savvier with shopping, I really want to make sure cost per wear for a pieces will be low in the long run. Even when on sale, the styles I like are still around $500-700 which will be okay if I can wear it often. However I don't think that is the case. Most likely, I will wear the dress for a special occasion or two and that will be the end of the story. 
Banded Sheath Dress $178
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Anyhoo, I saw these by French Connection the other day at Nordstrom. The material is very thick and sturdy like the ones by Herve Leger. I didn't have a chance to try one on yet, but I can image these dresses will wrap a gal up like a mummy without an issue. If the design is right, it will pull and push at all the right places. I am pretty excited. I think I will try to find one for myself this summer. Even if I just wear it a few times, I will be okay with the savvier price. 
Ribbon Knit Banded Dress $188
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Banded Mini Dress $188
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Banded Cap Sleeve Mini Dress $188
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Has anyone tried on any of the French Connection banded dresses yet? What do you think, which brand will you buy??


  1. I always wondered what the material is like and how it would feel on :) I'm going to see if the French Connection in Lebanon has this dress :)
    Keep us posted when you do try it, I really am curious :D

  2. I like the first and last ones.

  3. I am in LOVE with bandage dresses. I have only one, but it really accentuates a woman's best assets.

  4. Don't do it! I was just tweeting about how these are so played out...

  5. Well... since I can't afford the real thing, I guess I could go for the FC version.
    But Miss WB certainly has a point!


  6. i loved the bandage dresses when they first came out.. but now i'm kinda totally over it.. it's sorta overdone. you know it's over when kim kardashian's stopped wearing them hahaha

    i sleep in my rollers sometimes too if i know that i'm going to be out all day like at a wedding and need my hair to last long :)

  7. My fav is the cap sleeve black dress.

    ♥ Pjlatte's Bag Book ♥

  8. I remember these when they first came out. Nice prices you found. :D

  9. fascinating~~ they are all great!


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